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Upcoming

September 20, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SAST

Join The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) for a series of global conversations on democracy, business, markets and development. Nancy Birdsall is president emeritus and co-founder of the Center for Global Development (CGD), widely recognised as one of the foremost...

September 22, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Washington DC time

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and widening resource gaps for health at the national level, development finance institutions (DFIs) are well-placed to contribute to efforts to strengthen pandemic preparedness and expand access to health products and innovations. But historically,...

September 23, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Washington DC time

Afghanistan is now suffering from the compounded impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a deteriorating humanitarian situation, putting lives and livelihoods at risk. The health care system in Afghanistan is already vulnerable and reliant on foreign aid, but with the World Bank and other...

September 23, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Washington DC Time

Global need for humanitarian aid is at an all-time high, driven by protracted conflicts, climate change, pandemics and increasing inequalities. But the humanitarian system is under pressure politically and financially. The legitimacy of the supply-driven system is increasingly questioned by many...

September 24, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Washington DC time

The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the need for high-quality, timely, context-specific evidence—for both effective policy responses and political credibility. Despite significant progress in recent years, numerous challenges continue to limit the use of evidence by policymakers around the world...

September 29, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Washington DC time

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage and public funding is increasingly scarce, the need for high-quality, timely evidence on the effectiveness of public programs has never been clearer. Given that impact evaluations are uniquely suited to estimating the net impact of programs, they play a...

Past

January 26, 2021
This panel of renowned experts will discuss policy options and strategies for expedited mass vaccination, the extent the current lockdowns support...
January 26, 2021
Join Judy Woodruff and Charles Kenny as they discuss Kenny’s new book, The Plague Cycle, a history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease. The...
January 25, 2021
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) are co-hosting this panel discussion on domestic...
January 22, 2021
Management of the COVID-19 outbreak has relied heavily on the contributions of two disciplines: macroeconomics and epidemiology. These contributions...
January 19, 2021
The youth population in Africa is booming, creating a large working-age group with the potential to contribute to labor markets around the world....
January 19, 2021
Before COVID-19 hit, women’s labor force participation, access to finance, pay, and advancement were all already unequal to men’s, and the pandemic...
January 14, 2021
Although the global economy is emerging from the collapse triggered by COVID-19, the recovery is likely to be subdued, and global output is projected...
January 14, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, policymakers across governments faced an urgent need to make difficult decisions in a quickly evolving environment...

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